Ranking Score Explained

Hi there, thanks for your interest in how we calculate an experience's ranking score. It's at the core of Rankers so I'm pleased you're curious.

The ranking score percentage is used to compare and sort experiences in ranking tables. It is not necessarily a direct measurement of the quality of a particular experience as rated by its customers. I've found it a useful tool to allow me to find the best experiences with confidence. But I've also found it important to read the customer reviews before making any final judgements!

We calculate an experience's ranking score using a multi-factor data model instead of a raw data average (mean). This model takes into account several important questions. For instance - is there a trusted body of reviews? What is the age of a review and is the review from a credible source?

Below you'll find details around some of the important factors that went into calculating the ranking score for Te Kopua Whanau Camping Ground.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.

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Te Kopua Whanau Camping Ground

Valid Reviews

25 Valid Reviews

The Te Kopua Whanau Camping Ground experience has a total of 28 reviews. There are 25 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 invalid reviews that are excluded from the calculation. Reviews can be excluded only when a reviewer is not verified or after an investigation by our team determines the reviewer is not genuine.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 25 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 5
20%
9/10 4
16%
8/10 3
12%
7/10 3
12%
6/10 4
16%
5/10 1
4%
4/10 1
4%
3/10 4
16%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

70.40% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Te Kopua Whanau Camping Ground valid reviews is 70.40% and is based on 25 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Face-to-Face Reviews

5 Face-to-Face Reviews

The Rankers team meets with travellers while they’re in New Zealand and conducts face-to-face surveys. These reviews, in our opinion, are the most trusted in the industry and represent a critical control sample. To our knowledge, we are the only travel review website in the world that has gone to this extent.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 25 valid reviews, the experience has 5 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 5 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 1
20%
9/10 1
20%
8/10 0
0%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 1
20%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 2
40%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

62.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Te Kopua Whanau Camping Ground face-to-face reviews is 62.00% and is based on 5 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

82.88%

Rankers calculates a weighted mean as a base average on which we can improve. Individual review's ratings are given a weight based on several factors. The weight of a review determines the overall impact it'll have on the final weighted average.

Recent reviews have more weight as they are more relevant and reflect the experience as it currently operates. Over time reviews become less relevant and loose their impact on the ranking score.

Low rating reviews carry slightly less weight. This dampens the effect of very low ratings for every experience across the board. This is especially important when the experience has few reviews overall and a single negative rating can grossly mischaracterise an experience. Consistent poor reviews will still result in the experience receiving a comparitively low ranking score.

Credible sources provide reviews that can be trusted. If we have verified a reviewer is genuine via a face-to-face meeting then the review carries additional weight.

Reviewer Rating Age Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Dom 10/10 127 days 97.44 100%
Reba 8/10 127 days 92.57 95%
Bartezz 7/10 189 days 85.85 88%
Zoe 9/10 433 days 70.29 72%
Carolyn Jackson 10/10 523 days 56.66 58%
Ma 10/10 554 days 51.38 52%
R Stuart Nicholson 4/10 554 days 40.59 41%
Annice 8/10 798 days 18.03 18%
Spike Thorne 7/10 810 days 16.26 16%
Eddie Howell 9/10 924 days 9.63 9%
Manuela Loza 6/10 1332 days 3.77 3%
Connie Hopper 10/10 1533 days 4.14 3%
Loic Journet 6/10 1595 days 3.34 2%
Chiara Magelli 5/10 1816 days 2.91 2%
Jason Robus 3/10 1839 days 2.73 2%
Amber Johnson 9/10 1984 days 3.26 2%
Graeme 3/10 1984 days 2.51 2%
Patricia Erni 3/10 2268 days true 2.08 1%
Andrew Luke 3/10 2304 days true 2.03 1%
Jordan and Marielle 6/10 2349 days 2.11 1%
Katherine 10/10 2648 days true 1.96 1%
Ben Martin 9/10 2648 days true 1.96 1%
Will and Taylor 7/10 2683 days 1.72 1%
Clive 8/10 2683 days 1.8 1%
Bart Slingerland 6/10 3004 days true 1.05 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Te Kopua Whanau Camping Ground does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

83%

The final ranking score once rounding has been applied. This value is cached and recalculated each day. Therefore it may not be precisely accurate based on the other values presented.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz.